Date of Award

5-2015

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis

Department

Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs

First Advisor

Troy Gibson, Ph.D.

Advisor Department

Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs

Abstract

Views on the morality of slavery have produced a paradox within the Christian community. Historically, the issue of slavery has been analyzed tremendously by means of economic and cultural factors. The religious analysis of the institution of slavery has been overshadowed by secular motives. This paradox on the morality of slavery causes disunity within the Christian faith. Christianity, as a monotheistic religion, emphasizes the purpose that one God has for His people. Therefore, the multiplicity of views on God’s intentions for the treatment of human beings cannot be allowed in the Christian community. The abolitionists’ and activist’s views must be analyzed thoroughly with biblical teachings as a template to conclude a unified truth for the Christian religion. The religious beliefs on the morality of slavery presented by the two groups named above has been analyzed and the conclusion contains the belief that accurately reflects the spirituality and doctrine of Christianity, thus reinforcing unity within Christian literature and faith.

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